Amsterdam-based producer Keffish serves up three tracks from the 'less is more' school of thought
If you're a fan of techno and acid, then this release will give you a large dose of both over three tracks. It's not for the faint-hearted, but if you like it down and dirty, please read on!
The first track is Tale Of Me itself. It starts as it means to go on, with a mammoth kickdrum and squelchy hi-hat, then introduces a simple but effective synth riff, interspersed with compressed sounds and other odd sound effects. It's very minimal, but that's its beauty - all you need is that relentless groove to drive the dancefloor ever forward.
The second track, Monza, is another minimal affair filled with quirky sounds and melodies, along with some heavily processed vocal samples. There's a big breakdown, a snare roll and lots of acid - what more do you need? Finally you have El Ritimo, which is another case of 'less is more' with added 303s, detuned percussion and an eerie synth riff. Like the other two tracks, it's stripped back to the bare essentials and sounds all the better for it!
I don’t know about you, but I could listen to minimal acid and techno all night. With this EP supplying me with three fine examples of these genres, it's going straight on my memory stick ready for the weekend's gigs and onwards!
Words: Danny Slade
Release date: 20 March
Review Score: 8